The Blue Room, Lincoln





The Blue Room, Lincoln


Recurring Events

In Addition to the listings below:

Yoga with May Every Tuesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
Zumba Every Thursday 9:30am to 10:30am

JULY 2018

Across The Board

14th July 8:00pm - 01:00am

A night of Northern Soul and R&B with Mary Chapman, Soap and Stu Morton. Tickets £5. Book online now.

The Invisible Orchestra

21st July 8:00pm - 01:00am

Dirty Soul, Funk, and Afro Beat collide in this amazing 17 piece band. The Blue Room will come alive, join us. Tickets £15. Book online now.

Chillin’ In The Blue Room

29th July 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us in The Blue Room for a relaxed Sunday of Soul. The very best in rare and underplayed Soul Music. With DJs: Soul Sam, Mary Chapman, Soap, Steve Johnston & Ady Crampton. Tickets FREE (Booking required). Book online now.


The Night Watch

The Night Watch

9th & 10th August 7:30pm
11th August 2:00pm
12th August 4:00pm

By Sarah Waters, Adapted by Hattie Naylor

“I thought everything would change, after the war. And now, no one even mentions it. It is as if we all got together in private and said whatever you do don’t mention that, like it never happened.”

It’s the late 1940s. Calm has returned to London and five people are recovering from the chaos of war. In scenes set in a quiet dating agency, a bombed-out church and a prison cell, the stories of these five lives begin to intertwine and we uncover the desire and regret that has bound them together.

Sarah Waters’ story of illicit love and everyday heroism takes us from a dazed and shattered post-war Britain back into the heart of the Blitz, towards the secrets that are hidden there.Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor has created a thrilling and theatrically inventive adaptation of a great modern novel.

Tickets: £15 // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s). Age: 16+ Contains strong language and adult themes. Book online.

Brandyn Shaw

Brandyn Shaw

11th August 8:00pm

It’s 1940s Week! Join us in The Blue Room and let Brandyn Shaw transport you back to the stormy 40s. Dance the night away while enjoying classic 40s cocktails, as Brandyn recreates the spirit of this iconic decade with his inimitable vocal stylings. Finest 40s styles are a must, so dig out those chic, stylish dresses, pin-sharp suits and gallant military dress uniforms. We’ll see you there. Tickets £15. Book online now.

Green Onions

25th August 3:00pm - 01:00am

Help us support the fight against Alzheimer’s at this special Green Onions event. Guest DJs and great music with proceeds going to The Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets £10. Book online now.



7th September 8:00pm - 01:00am

Rugkutta presents chunky house grooves, ghetto funk & disco edits with special guest DJs. Tickets £5. Book online now.

The Activators

21st September 8:00pm - 01:00am

International crowd favourites The Activators are coming to The Blue Room. This 11 piece band will present their eclectic mix of Rock, Ska, Reggae, Punk, Celtic and Wold Genres. This is definitely one not to miss. Tickets £6. Book online now.

Suffragettes of Soul

29th September 8:00pm - 01:00am

With DJs: Dawn ‘Sista D’ Roberts, Jodie Richardson, Ali ‘Bongo’ Goby, Rachael Wragg & Katy Taylor. Tickets £5. Book online now.


30th September 7:30pm

2018/19 marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport; the astonishing mission to rescue children from the hands of the Nazis and bring them to safety. Thousands travelled by train and ship, leaving behind their parents and wider family, in order to have the chance of new lives – lives free from persecution.

Composers Robert Steadman and Hannah Borrill have created a “concert documentary” telling the story of the Kindertransport in words, song and music, incorporating traditional music alongside specially composed new work. The piece follows the lives of the children in Germany and Czechoslakia: the effect of Kristallnacht, the journeys across Europe and how they settled into their new lives.

The second half of the evening will feature Simcha – Lincoln’s very own a Klezmer band – performing an uplifting range of traditional Jewish music

Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door). Book online now.


Up At The Blue Room: The Haggis Horns

19th October 8:00pm

The Haggis Horns are a 7 piece live funk extravaganza, combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. Tickets £15. Book online now.

Chillin’ in The Blue Room

21st October 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us in The Blue Room for a relaxed Sunday of Soul. The very best in rare and underplayed Soul Music. With DJs: John Manship, Steve Johnston & Ady Crampton. Tickets FREE. Book online now.


28th October 5:00pm & 8:00pm

Isle of Axholme Orchestra - Robert Steadman (conductor)

Three days before Hallowe’en, the Isle of Axholme Orchestra returns to Lincoln to perform Robert Steadman’s full-length soundtrack to accompany F. W. Murnau’s classic 1922 silent movie, NOSFERATU. Max Schreck plays the vampire in this adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Draculain which Count Orlok expresses an interest in a new residence as well as the estate agent’s wife!

Robert Steadman is a versatile and prolific composer who has written operas, musicals, symphonies, radio jingles and much work for the theatre. The Isle of Axholme Orchestra premiered Robert Steadman’s soundtrack to NOSFERATU in 2016, performing it in Lincoln and Scunthorpe (where they are based).

As this performance is close to Hallowe’en, dressing up is encouraged! Tickets £8 In Advance (£10 on the door). Book online now.


Bamboo Club with Sounds and Pressure

3rd November 8:00pm

An evening of Lo-Fi playing 60s Reggae, rocksteady, ska and R&B with special guest DJs. Tickets £4. Book online now.

iDisco at The Blue Room

9th November 8:00pm

Rugkutta presents chunky house grooves, ghetto funk & disco edits with special guest DJs. Tickets £5. Book online now.

Groovin’ at The Blue Room

16th November 8:00pm

A night of Boogie, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rare Groove and Disco with Andy Jackson, Ady Crampton & Steve Johnson. Tickets £10. Book online now.

Shiftless Shuffle at The Blue Room

25th November 2:00pm – 10:00pm

The legendary Jazz dance sessions come to the Blue Room. join Perry Louis, Nick Hosier, Colin Curtis and the Jazzcotech Dancers for a night of dance, Jazz and fun. Tickets £15. Book online now.

To book tickets:
01522 523 548
or use the links above.

Pre-show dining option available from a set menu from 6.30pm, booking is essential.

The Blue Room, Lincoln

The Blue Room is a beautiful, newly refurbished, multi purpose community venue in the heart of uphill Lincoln.

Artistic Performance Space: The Blue Room provides a mid-range (100-150 seated) capacity, flexible artistic space for amateur and professional groups and individuals. Through what we hope is an affordable hiring policy we aim to offer local performers and performing companies a new opportunity to present their work and build their audience numbers in a beautiful and unusual space and hopefully minimise their potential financial risk at the same time.

Rehearsal Space: The Blue Room is available to hire as an affordable rehearsal space for artistic groups.

Function Space: The Blue Room has been designed to have multiple uses, from a small theatre to a dinner dance venue, from a recital hall to a cinema, from an unusual conference setting to a stunning wedding venue, with catering & refreshments all provided in house from Stokes of Lincoln.

Management: The Blue Room is owned and run by Stokes of Lincoln as part of the Lawn complex with support from Stephen Gillard (Venue Producer) & Simon Hollingworth (Creative Advisor).


Flexibility: If you have an idea, come and talk to us. Using an adaptable lighting and staging system, The Blue Room will let you field productions and events the way you want. An in-room bar and an on-site cafe/restaurant allow for an even greater variety of events to be booked and staged.

Technical: A bank of local freelance technicians, trained on the venue’s system, are available to hire for your event. This allows flexibility and security for hirers. We also offer training days on the venue's systems for interested freelancers.

Capacity: Seated: 130. Seated with Banquet Tables: 80. Standing: 150

Marketing: The Blue Room has a dedicated but simple website with up-to-date venue information, as well as rolling calendar of events. Regularly updated social media for the venue supplements hirers’ own marketing activity for which they will be responsible.

Hire rates: Please contact us for 2018 hire rates.